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Riverport Barbeque

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201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
903.665.2341
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 91
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  • 37
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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming place in a great East Texas Town.

Stopped in on a Saturday for lunch and had the sandwich special. Pulled pork. My wife had the chopped brisket. We split the sandwiches and I could not chose which I liked better. Moist and full of smoked flavor. Home cut style fries with cajun seasoning for a side. Delicious!! They also have swamp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Will E
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in on a Saturday for lunch and had the sandwich special. Pulled pork. My wife had the chopped brisket. We split the sandwiches and I could not chose which I liked better. Moist and full of smoked flavor. Home cut style fries with cajun seasoning for a side. Delicious!! They also have swamp fries. Which are a treat I... More 

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Thank Will E
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right away we were cheerfully welcomed and the cashier took his time telling us about our BBQ choices as it was our first visit. This was indeed delicious BBQ! We even went back the next day. My husband loved the ribs!

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Thank Jeanette J
Longview, Texas
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neat little small town barbecue joint pretty much in downtown Jefferson. It came well recommended and they were right on point. I was going to eat healthy and have turkey, but then I saw the Swamp Fries on the menu! Cajun fries topped with brisket then covered in onions and jalapenos (They were nice enough to grill both for me)... More 

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Thank ChuckL70
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a favorite place in Jefferson! Friendly staff and excellent food! Joseph, the owner ALWAYS has a smile on his face. Quick and efficient service. Be sure to check the hours of operation, though. Obviously lunch is one of their busiest times.

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Thank Sooners610
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

You must stop for a bite at Riverport Barbeque, it's excellent! The meat is so tender, you only need a fork & it has the best smoked flavor. The servings are generous, so much so, that we had enough leftover to make sandwiches for lunch on the way back to Houston the following day.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Right on the corner in a busy tourist section of Jefferson is this fantastic place. Small, but busy. With good reason. Some of the best BBQ I've ever had! I had the ribs. Hubby had the chopped beef. O.M.G.!! The ribs were cooked to perfection. Melt in your mouth, fall off the bone. With a wonderful rub & a vinegar... More 

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Thank Liljc41
Dunlap, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We visited at 12:40 on a Tuesday. There were just two tables left to sit at, so they had a good lunch crowd. However, this is not a big restaurant. It is easy to walk to if you are downtown as it is on a corner in the shopping area. The food was good, especially the beef brisket and baked... More 

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Thank Illini48
Denison, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

My wife and I are incredible picky when it comes to BBQ and this is close to the best we have ever had. We are use to Hutchins in McKinney so it is rare to find a place that is comparable, this is very close.

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Thank Edward-IC2015
Jefferson, Texas
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

When in Jefferson you must come to Riverport Bar-B-Que for lunch or dinner. Ribs, sandwiches, fish or even the hamburgers are great. It is a must try.

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Thank Michael G
Jefferson, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Located in downtown Jefferson, Riverport is very handy to those who are shopping and browsing the many antique and junk shops around town. The food is actually really good, especially if you get there for lunch. They only cook so much for each day, so when it is gone its gone... seldom is there a full menu available after 4pm.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 903.665.2341

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?